The Kambalda Nickel District in Western Australia is one of the world’s great nickel provinces. Since its discovery by WMC Resources Ltd in 1966 it has produced over 48 million tonnes of ore, containing more than 1.5 million tonnes of nickel metal. Mincor played a leading role in the post-2001 revival of the Kambalda Nickel District and remains the dominant holder of nickel-prospective ground in the District.
Mincor commenced production from its Miitel Nickel Mine in March 2001. To the end of February 2015, Mincor’s attributable production had reached 180,000 tonnes of nickel metal in ore. Over the same period Mincor grew its starting Ore Reserve by more than seven times, consistently replacing mined ore reserves with new metal through exploration and, more rarely, acquisitions.
The Company suspended mining operations in February 2016 due to exceptionally low nickel prices. However, it continues to own and progress feasibility-level nickel projects as well as numerous resource-level and advanced stage exploration projects in the Kambalda District.